Homemade Hot Chocolate From Scratch

Homemade Hot Chocolate From Scratch

Haddie Allen and Joslyn Runyan

Here’s an easy hot chocolate recipe made without the sugary store-bought packets!

1 serving


1 cup of milk

⅛ cup of chocolate chips- add more or less to taste, more makes your drink sweeter

1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

½ tablespoon of sugar- add more to taste

¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract

½ teaspoon of chili powder (optional)

3-4 drops of peppermint extract (optional)

Whipped cream (optional)

Marshmallows (optional)





Medium size saucepan



1) Pour milk into a medium-size saucepan and place on a medium-low stovetop.

2) Add in chocolate chips and stir until melted.

3) Add in cocoa powder and sugar and continue stirring

4) Add in vanilla extract

5) Add in chili powder and peppermint extract (optional)

6) Pour into mug once the cocoa is heated to your taste

7) Add whipped cream and marshmallows (optional)